In a rambling, two-and-a-half-hour interview that is unlikely to reassure investors, Tesla CEO Elon Musk smoked a joint, drank whiskey and fired a flamethrower on comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast Thursday night.
“Is that a joint? Or is it a cigar?” Musk asked Rogan, a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization, on his popular “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
The comedian said it was a cigarette with marijuana and asked if Musk had tried it before.
“Yeah, I think I tried it once,” replied Musk, who last month tweeted plans to take Tesla private at an inflated share price of $420 — a widely known code for smoking weed — before walking back the statement.
“You probably can’t because of stockholders,” Rogan said.
“I mean it’s legal, right?” Musk responded before taking a few puffs.
The inventor and entrepreneur discussed a broad range of topics on the live “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, including his thoughts about the slow transition to sustainable energy, artificial intelligence and the challenges of designing an electric jet plane.
“The electric airplane isn’t necessary right now,” Musk told Rogan. “Electric cars are important, solar energy is important, stationary storage of energy is important. These things are much more important than creating electric supersonic VTOL.”
The Rogan interview is the latest head-scratching move for Musk, who has unnerved many investors with unusual behavior in the last several weeks.
He publicly suggested that a British rescue diver was a pedophile, tweeted and then walked back a plan to take Tesla private and gave a tearful interview with the New York Times in which he complained about having to work through his birthday.
You can watch the full Rogan interview, which garnered more than 500,000 views within hours, above.